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'American Chopper' Canceled

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Feb 8th 2010 12:15PM
Apparently, 'American Chopper' has been, well, chopped.

TMZ is reporting that TLC's popular motorcycle reality series has been canceled, and will air its final episode this Thursday, Feb. 11.

"The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run," a rep for the network said.

The show debuted on the Discovery Channel back in 2003, and lasted an impressive six seasons following the exploits of the Orange County Choppers' bike shop; at the end of 2007, it moved to Discovery's sister network, TLC. It also spawned two 'American Chopper' video games and a short-lived parody on Comedy Central.

At the center of the show was Paul Teutul, Sr. and his two sons, Michael and Paulie Jr. In recent years, the show spawned a bit of bad blood, including when Paulie got "terminated" at the beginning of season 6.

But the drama didn't end there: In December, TMZ reported that Teutul had sued his son for over $1 million in stock options.

Still, over the years, the Orange County Choppers hosted a number of A-list celebrities for whom they designed custom bikes, including Lance Armstrong, Will Smith, Bill Murray and Russell Crowe. With this kind of client list, we're pretty sure that Orange County Choppers will continue riding hard.

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Harless C.

Enough of these well-to-do whining, crying, bitching maggots! All that this has been after the first year or so has been a bitchfest from the old man and son, and nowadays all the players on this show are so star struck they believe themselves to be like some God-like rock star figures. Their bikes are all basically the same and they just add on more gaudy **** to suit these trendy themes and their fake fawning over vets is baloney. God love the vets but these guys are so shallow in their promotion of them giving to these men is all about themselves, There is not a true mechanic among them and they cant' build a new, cleanly designed bike, and their constant in-bred fighting with one another is just a Peyton Place redo. These guys are not true bikers, they don't embody the biker lifestyle, they are just some biker-wannabe 'concrete-cowboy' types that in another setting would be unbearable yuppies and the show went from OK to watching these shallow guys trying to be Mr. Macho and act like they do everything just for God & country, not for any financial gain which is all they are about. This show should have been killed about year #3 as it has not made any new progress other than watch the people with egos the size of their fat heads jumping into the limelight and they are unbearable wealthy babies now and it has even reached to catching their employees into their Hollywood images, Vinny & Rick now love the cameras too much and the whole thing is disgusting and I'd think any real bikers are sickened by their antics. Kill the shows now and burn it all so there will be no e-runs of each show that appears to be a re-run when first shown. Good riddance and I hope the go broke as folks realize their bikes are heavy and over done without any proper thought given to good fit for a rider who will just have to stretch themselves out to try and make do with the awful ergonomics of these lard-assed all the same crap bikes. Other than that, I guess they are OK…

June 23 2011 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

will lets look @ this.. hmmm jr came in late and left easly. we all know if we pull that we be fired.
mike i hate seeing him go . but as 4 SR, Man up say u were worge and get OCC back on track.

September 19 2010 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Debbie, it's apparent you have a crush on the geezer. Sr. may have gotten the business off the ground but that facility they now have was built by Jr.'s designs and the love people had for Mikey. When can you do those things? When you're what makes all the money for the company.

I liked all the late nights that Jr. and Vinnie were working and he'd walk out the door only to arrive in the morning bitching more after they put in 16 hour days.

My "real world" job affords me the ability to work a loose schedule since I may put in a lot of hours on a project. Fortunately I don't have a complete asshole standing over me working part time spewing shit.

Like I said you have something for abusive old men to respect a PoS that didn't raise his kids and then ran them away later in life when they did attempt to get closer.

July 22 2010 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike murphy

that show sucked, I am so tired of it being on as much as the mythbusters,,,, which I also get tired of, mainly I get tired of the cast but the chopper show with that air of patrotic makes me want to vomit.

Discovery's worst ever show is the survivor guy who eats disgusting things... its the worst show and isnt at all a survivor show, any one taking that guys advice will soon be dead

July 12 2010 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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